Day trip

Amsterdam: Windmills and Zaanse Schans Bicycle Tour

Day trip

Amsterdam: Windmills and Zaanse Schans Bicycle Tour

From US$ 73.98 per person

Take a beautiful biking tour from Amsterdam to the popular Zaanse Schans area. Complete with its romantic charm and old windmills, make the most of some free time there before returning back to Amsterdam.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Travel from Amsterdam Central by ferry to the NDSM Werf
  • Ride through Tuindorp Oostzaan, a rural old Dutch farmer village
  • Explore the Het Twiske Natural Park
  • Wander through Zaanse Schans
  • View romantic windmills
Full description

After collecting your bicycle, your tour will depart in the direction of Amsterdam Central Station. Stepping on the IJ Ferry, travel in the destination of the NDSM Werf, complete with its old industrial Halls which are now used as a party/concert/event location. From this point, travel in the direction of Tuin Dorp whilst discovering the countryside and the huge and the beautiful natural park of Het Twiske. Enjoy the typical North Holland Landscape by riding your bike on the dikes accompanied by the nicest views.

After approximately two hours of biking, arrive to the Zaanse Schans area, complete with a museum, windmills, traditional artwork, shops, and plenty more to discover. Following around an hour at the Museum Village, your tour travels back direction of Amsterdam but along a different route. If you want to extend your visit to Zaanse Schans, you are also free to stay a little longer and travel back to Amsterdam by bus, train, or boat.

  • 5-hour guided bicycle tour from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans and back
  • Bicycle rental for 5 hours
  • Snacks or drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
  • Train, bus, ferry transportation back (for those wishing to stay in Zaanse Schans)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People who can't ride a bike
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

You will recognize your tour guide wearing a black/white striped lanyard with a name tag on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
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Relaxed ride through small garden suburbs and a nature reserve to the open-air museum worth seeing.

June 26, 2022

Product ID: 357575